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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor tuning
« on: September 19, 2016, 04:31:14 PM »
Same thing happened to me once with a XP machine.  Everything worked but no motor tuning page.  I saved my xml file to a different location and reinstalled Mach3.  Brought the file back to Mach3 folder and everything is fine again.


SmoothStepper USB / Re: Feed override causes jerky
« on: August 19, 2016, 04:30:54 PM »
Try mach version 062.  Mine works better now but not perfect.

Now I usually write the program with the speed set too high so when I run the code I automatically slow it down.

Sorry I couldn't have been of more help.


I have never used a C33 board so I went to get some information on it.  It appears the charge pump is part of the C33 board so if it is enabled and wired correctly it should work fine. 
As Dave said it sounds like it is wired backwards.


My e stop circuit is hard wired to a master control relay not to Mach3 that controls all power to motors and relays and must be reset after Mach is running and the charge pump is receiving the signal.   The master control relay also tells Mach3 through one of the pins that the e stop has been hit so it stops also.

How it operates.
Start computer and then start mach3.  You must then press a reset button for the main control relay to close and latch in if the charge pump is receiving its signal.  
If you hit an e stop or if the charge pump looses signal (like closing mach) the relay opens and all power is removed.

very similar to a "Start-Stop Circuit"

No it is a C10 driving a relay board and at that time I was using the parallel port. The parallel port may do some strange  when Mach is shut down.
You may have a different issue causing your problems but I now always add a charge pump just for safety.


In my case when I shut off Mach3 my router would start running until I hit the external e-stop.  I installed a charge pump in the e- stop circuit so when ever Mach was not in control it would shut everything off. 


General Mach Discussion / Re: Slave axis is not synchronized with master
« on: December 29, 2015, 03:59:46 PM »
The steps per Y and A must be exactly the same in motor tuning.
If they are then check for any looseness in the A axis drive side.

The M1 light should stay lit when it is tripped.
Do you have prox switches at all locations or mechanical on some?


I wasn't aware you had an Ess but you did the right thing in the plugin.

Version 062 seems to be the best version for ESS and that is what I am running on my machines.

You might try to operate the switches manually and see if the axis backs up and zeros.

hard to trouble shoot from here.



Try setting the "Debounce" to 2000.

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